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New Liverpool deal for Mignolet

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet in action against Newcastle, PHOTO/File
Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet in action against Newcastle United, PHOTO/File

LIVERPOOL, January 19 – Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has extended his contract with the club, and said that he is “happy to commit my future to LFC”.

The 27-year-old Belgium international joined the Reds from Sunderland in 2013, and has gone on to make 122 appearances for the club, along with 17 caps for his country.

“Ever since I arrived here we have been going in the right direction,” he told his club’s official website. “I’m getting older as well and coming into the years where people would say those are the years a ‘keeper is at his best.

“I know with a long-term contract, you get more responsibility – and I want to take up that role because I’m the sort of character that wants to be a leader, wants to speak in the dressing room and wants to help the defence.

“I’ll try to work hard together with the goalkeeping coach and staff here, who are behind me and have given their confidence with a new contract. I would like to thank them for that – but you can’t really do that with words, you have to do that with performances on the pitch. And that’s what I’ll try to show.”

Liverpool’s next match is the second leg of their FA Cup clash with League Two side Exeter City. The aggregate score is locked at 2-2 after the first leg, but will have to be decided at Anfield on Wednesday.